Hyperactivity, Hypoglycemia & ADHD
The following offers information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Hyperactivity, and Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia). The information is from books, magazines, and some testimonials from parents, grandparents, and medical doctors.
I’ve read that ADHD is affecting at least l out of 4 households in the USA. Having lived with this situation personally, our hearts go out to everyone involved, which includes teachers and grandparents and other family members.
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Hyperactivity is a disorder of mechanisms in the central nervous system. The hyperactive child is generally characterized as being fidgety, aggressive, impulsive, easily frustrated, unable to concentrate, clumsy, sleeps poorly, and has poor school grades despite an average or above-average IQ. The disorder may be a result of boredom or feelings of insecurity. A diet containing refined carbohydrates has been found to cause increased hyperactivity. Food additives commonly cause increased hyperactivity and adverse responses; the hyperactive child does not have the natural bodily defenses necessary to handle the synthetic load.
Large doses of vitamins Bl, B2, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, choline, and the minerals zinc, magnesium, and manganese have successfully treated the underlying causes of hyperactivity and adjusted the chemical imbalance of the brain. The diet of the hyperactive child should consist of well-balanced meals of unrefined foods and foods free of chemical additives, including colorings.
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) is an abnormally low level of glucose or sugar in the blood. The most common form is called functional hypoglycemia (FH) and is caused by an inadequate diet that is too high in refined carbohydrates or that results in impaired absorption and assimilation of food ingested. An overconsumption of carbohydrates causes the blood sugar level to rise rapidly, stimulating the pancreas to secrete an excess of insulin. This excess insulin removes too much sugar from the blood. resulting in an abnormally low blood sugar level.
Heredity may be the susceptibility factor but the disease is precipitated most often by an inadequate diet. In some people, hypoglycemia can contribute to other illnesses such as epilepsy, allergies, asthma, ulcers, arthritis, impotence, and mental disorders. Functional Hypoglycemia (FH) is often found in persons with such disorders as schizophrenia, alcoholism, drug addiction, juvenile delinquency, hyperactivity, and obesity.
Symptoms of FH are episodic and have a direct relationship to the time and type of meal that was last eaten. Symptoms include fatigue, weakness in legs, swollen feet, tightness in chest, constant hunger, eye ache, migraine, pains in various parts of the body, nervous habits, mental disturbances, and insomnia. Rapid fluctuations in blood sugar level give rise to many bizarre symptoms that may suggest mental disorders.
Heavily sugared foods should be avoided, and foods with high natural sugar content should be restricted. Carbohydrates should include only those that are slowly absorbed, such as fruits. vegetables, and whole-grain products, so that the change in the blood sugar level will be gradual. Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and other stimulants should be avoided because they are capable of precipitating an attack.
Vitamin and mineral supplementation is necessary to supply tissues that are markedly depleted. Digestive enzymes may be needed to ensure proper absorption of food. Nature’s Sunshine Super Supplemental Vitamin & Mineral Formula with a natural food base is an excellent choice for overall nutritional supplementation. Nature’s Sunshine Food Enzymes with bile provides the necessary components for digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Proactazyme, a plant-based enzyme formula, may be substituted if preferred.
Let’s take a look at these symptoms of nutritional deficiencies to consider the importance of basic supplementation:
Lack Of Iron
Lack of Vitamin C
Lack Of Thiamine
Lack of Niacin
Lack Of Riboflavin
Lack of B6
Lack of Magnesium
Lack of Zinc